100% fruit 'cake'

    30 min

    This cake was perfect for our two-year-old's birthday party! It's raw, vegan, gluten-free and contains only natural sugar. This cake was inspired by a 100% watermelon cake we had the year before.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 watermelon (seedless if possible)
    • 300g strawberries, hulled and sliced
    • 1 cantaloupe melon - seeds removed, peeled and sliced
    • 1 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored and sliced

    Prep:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. To create the base tier of the cake, cut 3 slices of watermelon, 3 to 5cm thick, through the centre of the melon. Trim the rind from the watermelon slices and place the largest slice onto a cake plate. Alternate layering sliced strawberries, slices of cantaloupe and slices of fresh pineapple; follow with the second-largest watermelon slice. Repeat once more to make a layered fruit stack that looks like a cake.
    2. Thinly slice a few pieces of remaining melon and pineapple. With cookie cutters or a sharp knife, cut remaining fruit slices into decorative shapes. Decorate the cake tiers with the cut fruit shapes and remaining berries.
    3. Refrigerate until serving time. To serve, slice the cake with a sharp knife, one wedge at a time, and set the wedge onto a plate.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    laysho!  -  16 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made it for my friends little brother, hes 6 and loved it. Thanks for the recipe :3  -  31 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I make mine a little differently, but same concept. I cut the ends off the watermelon leaving the center flat on both sides, remove the rind to form an actual cake shaped watermelon and then decorate with other fruit using toothpicks to secure the pieces that need to stay in place. For the leaves, flowers, stars or other shapes I use cookie cutters or just a paring knife. Great alternative to a traditional cake and everybody raves about the look. It takes me about an hour to make, mostly cutting up all the fruit; putting it together is fun, easy and kid friendly. Any leftover fruit goes in a side bowl for fruit salad. My family always eats the bowl first saying the cake's too pretty to eat..  -  31 Jul 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)